Nanolike continues expansion of silo sensor technology to 18 countries

By Michelle Perrett

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Smart silo technology provider, Nanolike, is continuing the expansion of its connected feed bin sensors internationally with the technology now available in 18 countries, including the UK.

The French company recently signed a deal ​with Meneuries Mondou, the animal nutrition and feed specialists in Quebec, Canada, for 300 of its BinConnect sensors through its new subsidiary Nanolike Canada Inc. 

This followed a previous deal in Canada with Molesworth Farm Supply Ltd, located in Molesworth, Ontario, that specializes in swine, dairy, beef and poultry.

Nanolike has been signing multiple contracts with food suppliers and agricultural cooperatives in countries including Germany, Spain, Italy and the Nordics, with recent deals now signed in Brazil, Columbia and Japan.

UK distribution

In the UK it has agreed a distribution deal with reseller, Dalton Engineering, and its first UK customer is Mole Valley Farmers.

BinConnect can be installed on all types of bins with legs without any wiring or equipment needed. The digitalized silo fill monitoring technology is designed to streamline feed inventory and order management processes of pig, poultry and cattle farmer through a web platform and mobile app.  

The Nanolike sensors, which last between three to five years depending on the weather impact on the battery, give the user 24/7 access to information on fill levels and demand forecasts in real-time.

According to Nanolike, the enhanced management of delivery rounds also allows the company to reduce its carbon footprint by optimizing routes from one barn to another and, above all, to avoid urgent deliveries that impact both logistics and production.

Benefits

Nanolike COO and co-founder. Jean-Jacques Bois, told FeedNavigator: “There are two main benefits. The main benefit for the feed suppliers is to avoid the farmer calling last minute on a Friday afternoon saying they have a lack of product and can’t get through the weekend. The second thing is anticipation - they can organize their deliveries to optimize the trucks.”

He added: “It is basically all about logistics optimization and cost reduction for the food supplier and on the farmers side they are no longer stressed by the fact they have a lack of product.”

There are plans for the company to further expand in the US and to enter both the South African and Australian markets by the end of the year. The company is also recruiting two new members of staff to look after the US market, said the COO.

Christian Gonthier, VP business development and operations at Meneuries Mondou, on signing the deal with Nanolike, said: "Optimizing the logistics of bulk feed transportation is essential in order to remain competitive and to provide a practical and efficient solution to our customers.”

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